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News from CITT/ICTS: Monique Corbeil and April Viczko showcase CITT/ICTS 2017 Award of Technical Merit recipient, Flip the Switch, for its work on Le Voyage. This unique, innovative, and personalized production was presented at Scenofest during the World Stage Design 2017 in Taipei last July. Pages 72-75
This issue highlights include:
• Meyer Sound’s Chris Moore shares a detailed read in “An Introduction to Sound System Design.”
• Dan Lisowski issues a request for comments on the conceptual model for BSR E1.59, a draft motion-tracking transmission protocol linking things that move to sound, lights, and effects required to track them.
• Radio Active Designs’ James Stoffo updates readers on the 600 MHz spectrum re-allocation and the impact on live events—what is important to understand now—and ways to stay informed.
• Lex Products assisted Cirque du Soleil with electrical challenges faced by one of its productions. Learn about the obstacles and solutions for the show to go on.
• Mike Wood discusses what could go wrong in his “Out of the Wood” column.
• Almost every discipline requires basic knowledge of setting up, testing, and troubleshooting computer networks—and techs are always on the lookout for better tools and resources. Richard Cadena explores a few you should know about in his latest “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column.
• Guy Holt reveals the next installment of what users need to know about the soft power of small portable generators as compared to the hard power provided by the grid.
• ProSight Specialty Insurance’s Mike Kelly addresses the planning and execution of a weather safety plan for your festival or event—another must read article to protect attendees and your business.
• Learn about the ESTA curated educational sessions and opportunities to earn ETCP renewal credits planned for the National Association of Music Merchants’ January NAMM Show in Anaheim.
• Eddie Raymond’s Take Away column highlights IATSE’s 68th Quadrennial Convention.
• David Schraffenberger’s final BizQuestions column responds to a question on “separation anxiety” when an owner/key employee steps away from the business.
• USITT’s David Grindle speaks from the heart about our industry as many have been faced with the personal and professional devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
• Reed Rigging’s Bennett Brian shares “How important is ETCP Certification?” in this issue’s ETCP News column.
• ESTA bestowed a new award for long-term technical contributions to Bob Goddard at the summer TSP meetings. Read more about Bob’s depth of work for our industry and why he is so deserving of this recognition.
• ESTA’s President Jules Lauve writes about the importance of volunteerism.
• The Technical Standards Program has produced more than 50 ANSI-approved standards—with more in the pipeline! Read the update in TSP News from Karl Ruling.
• Production Equipment Rental Group News by Harry Box spotlights industry legend and long-time PERG member, Denny Clairmont, co-founder of Clairmont Camera.
• Follow the Behind the Scenes News to learn about ESTA’s Happy Hour event for Behind the Scenes on the eve of LDI, news of the Fred Foster Scholarships, and the progress of BTS initiatives—allowing the charity to assist a record number of recipients in 2017.
• New ESTA Members
And, much more!
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